Jerry Williams

Born: Sat., Sep. 24, 1949
Died: Fri., Apr. 26, 2019


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., May 11, 2019
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., May 11, 2019
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

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Douglas- Jerry Williams, 69, of Eagle Dr., passed away on Fri. April 26, at UMass Memorial Hospital after an illness. He is survived by his wife and loving companion of 22 years, Ramona (Lachapelle) Williams.

            He is also survived by 2 children, Demetrius Fuller and his wife Alexa of Medford, and Raevin Williams of Philadelphia, PA; Ramona’s 4 children that he loved and cared for as his own, Peter Lachapelle and his wife Tammy of Nashua, NH, Kristina Brand and her husband John of Worcester, James Lachapelle currently working in Kuwait, and Richard Lachapelle Jr. and his wife Stephanie of Uxbridge; 6 grandchildren, Miles Fuller, his pride and joy he affectionately called “his sons son”, Kailyn, Lauren, Claire, Zachary, and Daniel; as well as several nieces and nephews including his very close nieces and nephews, Tamicka Nelson, Frederick Nelson, James “Woochie” Reese, and Vanessa Williams; many good friends including, Ray Brown, Bruce Scurry, and Elizabeth Karpowich. He was predeceased by 4 siblings, Willy “James” Williams, Joseph Williams Jr., Charles Williams, and Elizabeth Nelson.

Born in Bay City Michigan on Sept. 24, 1949 he was the son of Joseph and Annie Mae (Florence) Williams and grew up in Shaker Heights, Cleveland, OH. Jerry moved to Massachusetts after receiving a full scholarship to Boston University College where he studied drawing and Art History, and furthered his education earning a Masters degree in teaching at Cambridge College. He worked as an Art Professor at Quinsigamond Community College, where he adored his students and colleagues.

He was an avid chess player and was head of the QCC Chess club, and also started a small chess club at the Douglas Public Library. Jerry had a larger than life personality and no matter where he was he spoke to everyone and enjoyed making people smile. He made beautiful artwork, loved to sing, write poetry, and absolutely adored children. He was a longtime member and enthusiast of the local area AA program.

            Jerry’s Celebration of Life will be held from Jackman Funeral Home, 7 Mechanic St., Douglas on Sat. May 11 at 12 noon. Calling hours will be held prior from 10- noon. His graveside service will follow in St. Denis Cemetery. To leave a condolence message for his family please visit:

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